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Zoraida Córdova

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Zoraida Córdova is the author of urban fantasies The Vicious Deep trilogy and the Brooklyn Brujas series. Her short fiction has appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology, "Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View." Zoraida’s most recent release, "Labyrinth Lost," won an International Latino Book award, was named a Best Book of 2016 by Paste Magazine and has been optioned by Paramount Studios. Zoraida is also the author of the upcoming "Hollow Crown," to be published by Disney Hyperion in 2019. She is a New Yorker at heart and is currently working on her next novel.

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Scheduled events:
Parallel, Not Equal: Busting Through Mainstream Urban Fantasy
Join some award-winning genre-bashers for a thrill ride through what dark fantasy is all about. Hear about how Wonderland’s besieged, Brooklyn’s a portal to the underworld, and an evil professor wants a Nuyorican’s ancestral power.

Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Zoraida Córdova, Jacob Devlin, Daniel Older
Moderator: Frederick Aldama
Teen Audio Interview
An interview with a small group of teens who have read the author's books and created a set of questions for a podcast.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sat, Mar 10, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens

Panelist: Zoraida Córdova
Forces of Power in Fantasy Worlds
Join Victoria Aveyard and Zoraida Cordova as they talk about "King's Cage" and "Labyrinth Lost" and answer questions on writing about forces of power in fantasy worlds.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Victoria Aveyard, Zoraida Córdova
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Jessica Dennes
A Clash of Worlds between Humans, Faeries, and Brujas
Three best-selling YA authors create dark fantasies in which humans, faeries and brujas clash when their worlds intersect. In Holly Black's "The Cruel Prince," a girl finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue, while Zoraida Cordova's "Labyrinth Lost" centers around a teen who rejects her powers as a witch-like bruja. Melissa Marr's Seven Black Diamonds series revolves around a teen caught in the middle of a war between faeries and humans. Assistive listening devices available.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Holly Black, Zoraida Córdova, Melissa Marr
Moderator: Janni Lee Simner

Labyrinth Lost
Nuestras Raices
Sourcebooks Fire
August 2017
ISBN 9781492623168
336 pages
$10.99, INSTOCK
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Bruja magic runs in her blood, but a curse to get rid of it may cost Alex more than her power. More/less

Luck on the Line: On the Verge - Book One
Nuestras Raices
Diversion Publishing
November 2014
ISBN 9781626815193
$14.99, INSTORE
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